Paris: CNIL, France’s data privacy monitoring unit, has fined Google 100 million euros (.1 121 million) and Amazon 35 million euros (4. 42 million). Both have been fined for violating the country’s advertising cookie rules.
The National Commission I of Informatics and Liberty (CNIL) said in a statement that the French websites of both companies did not seek the prior approval of Internet users to read trackers and cookies for advertising purposes. These cookies and trackers are automatically saved on the person’s computer.
The statement said that even Google and Amazon failed to tell users how they would use these cookies for this work and how users could refuse them. According to the statement, changes were made to the companies’ websites in September, but they were inadequate under French rules.
Impact on 50 million users